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Have You Ever Flown From The World’s Busiest Airports?

If you’ve ever flown from Stansted on an early morning flight then you’ll know that chaos that busy airports can bring for travellers. But is it the same for cargo? Thankfully not. While sea freight is still the most popular way to move cargo, airports are king when it comes to moving goods fast. A few weeks ago I shared …

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The Drones Are Coming…

I thought the idea of drone delivery was dead. It’s been nearly 5 years since Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced Prime Air and his plans to make drone delivery a reality. The goal was to make it possible to deliver a selection of products in 30 minutes or less. Using drones to carry the cargo from local Amazon fulfilment centres …

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Speeding Fines For Freight Ships?

The youth today seem to be split into two firm categories. The screen-zombies who spend the majority of their time on their phones and Xboxes, obsessed with reaching the next game level or getting more likes on Instagram. And the switched on, inspired kids who have used the internet to educate themselves and are passionate about shaping the world they …

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One Of The Many Perks Of The Job…

Last week I had the privilege of being invited to go to Birmingham Airport for a “behind the scenes” tour of Qatar Airways. It’s quite exciting times for Birmingham Airport. Over the last few years they have made some massive progress. They now operate two flights a day to Dubai with Emirates on their A380 Airbus, the super jumbo double …

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Cargo, Containers & Craziness: Thinking Outside Of The Box

The other day I was on the phone and the signal was terrible. Breaking up and cutting out every few sentences. After a few failed attempts, the lady I was speaking to told me to hold on… There was some shuffling, a click and a thud… then the signal was perfectly clear. She explained that the office she was working …

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Did You Hear What They’re Saying About You?

As you know, I travel a lot. My job takes me to all four corners of the globe. From Amsterdam to Beijing, Doha to the USA. I love this part of my job. But those of you who travel will know it can take it’s toll. Over the last 25 years I’ve discovered that there are three key things I …

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Cargo, Containers & Craziness – Going Behind Enemy Lines

Earlier this month I had an enquiry about delivering in excess of 20 x 40ft containers filled with water irrigation systems, water butts and tanks. Now, this might not seem unusual. Afterall, we deliver all kinds of cargo from noodle sauce to Rolls Royce jet engines all the time. But this one was a little different. It wasn’t the cargo …

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Bigger Isn’t Always Better

I’ve just returned from an eye-opening trip to Doha in Qatar. Not your usual holiday destination, but I wasn’t there for a jolly. As you know I am passionate about building relationships with suppliers and other forwarders all around the world. It’s these personal relationships that help me to hand pick who we work with end ensure that your cargo …

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Shipping Container Fires – Is Your Cargo At Risk?

It seems that every year at least one cargo ship fire makes the headlines. This year we didn’t have to wait long! On 3rd January the Hapag-Lloyd vessel “Yantian Express” caught fire. The 320m long ship, built in 2002, was on it’s route from Colombo to Halifax through the Suez Canal, when a fire broke out in a container on …

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